Name : Manu Pullas
hobbies: surfing, skating
home spot: Urbansurf, Bremgarten
favorite Destination: I don't have any right ones yet
Love: Surfing, skating, skiing, snowboarding
board sports: Ocean, River, Wavepool, SkateboardSnowboard
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Swisswavepool Champs 2018, 2nd place
Swisswavepool Champs 2019, 1st place
Swisswavepool Champs 2020, 1st place
Bremzgi Jam 2019, 1st place
LT Shapes, Urbansurf
Interview with Manu Pullas
My name is Manu Pullas I'm 14 years old. My hobbies are surfing and skating.
How did your passion for surfing come about?
It happened when I was at a surf camp in Spain with my mother and brother.
How long have you been surfing?
I've been surfing for about 7 or 8 years, but the first 4 to 5 years weren't really good. I was only a little bit in the water there, but I haven't really surfed yet.
What fascinates you about surfing/ why do you do it?
I surf because the feeling of being carried by a wave is just incredible. On a wave, the water makes me forget everything. And just the feeling of being free when I'm sitting in the water is just beautiful.
You only get to choose one place to surf for the rest of your life. Which place would that be and why?
Since I haven't surfed that many places, I can't answer this question properly.
What or who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to surfing?
My biggest inspiration is probably this chicken from that one movie about a penguin. I want to be able to stand on the board as easily and coolly as he does. No joking aside. Right now I don't have a real idol but in the past my biggest inspiration was John John Florence.
Which boards do you prefer for surfing?
In the sea I like to have a small narrow one. In the pool, my favorite board was the specially made Poolbabe by Lt Shapes. But unfortunately it has become too small for me.
How does it feel to be a Surfari team rider?
That feels really good because I'm automatically part of the surfing scene from Switzerland and I'm well aware of what's going on.
Can one speak of a surf scene in Switzerland? If so, are you active or passive in a club?
At the moment I don't like the Swiss surfing scene, to be honest, because most of them only think about themselves and only think about how to make more money themselves. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Surfari. I think you should try to work together in such a small country and thus be able to promote young people and Swiss surfers in general.
What has been your biggest surfing challenge so far?
My biggest challenge was probably not surfing itself but Instagram. At first I really enjoyed it, but over time I realized that Instagram ME and normal everyday ME are not the same person. That's why I recently withdrew a lot from Instagram.
What is your favorite surfing adventure?
It was the last day of the summer holidays and we actually wanted to go surfing again in the morning before we left. But we decided to leave the night before. It was probably the best evening of my life. It started to rain and the sky was really red. The waves weren't bad either. That was an unforgettable evening.
Is there a surf culture for you? If yes, how would you describe them?
yes there is For me there is not just one. There are several, 1st you sea surfers. 2. The pool/river surfers. Both have probably only one goal fun.